Let’s Get This Party Started

Last week at my 6 week postpartum visit, my midwife declared me healed and ready to return to the world of physical things. I’ve done two short (but shockingly sweaty) yoga practices since that have reminded me: a) how effective yoga is at making you mindful of all of your aching parts; and b) how spectacular it feels to stretch things out, even just for 20 or so minutes.

And today, I officially got my EBR 2011 training party started with Day 1 of Couch to 5K. (Actually, I accidentally misread the chart and started with Day 7…oops.) It was shockingly doable – I mean, yes, in general my body is pretty tight all over, but it wasn’t a problem to run the 3-minute intervals. I was happily surprised!

In fact, the only uncomfortable part was the boob situation. I nursed Violet before I left, and I was thrilled that I fit into one of my typical sports bra tops, but I felt pretty bouncy out there. I’d be curious to hear from other nursing moms (or well endowed women in general) what running tops you recommend. At this point, I’m thinking I’ll wear two sports bras out on my next session. Thoughts?


  1. Julie Marsh /

    I don’t need one of these myself, but the Ta Ta Tamer from lululemon comes highly recommended!

  2. I totally agree with the Fiona from Moving Comfort! I know this question is a bit old now, but thought I would add my experience! Currently nursing a 13 month old and have completed a half marathon and multiple tris and a marathon relay (nursing in the middle!) with the Fiona. I LOVE that I can nurse him and go!! Happy Running!

  3. Shelley /

    My yoga session is really helping me out to relieve myself from the stress. To the question – I use Nike sports bra and I’m very satisfied by the model.

  4. Mary Vega /

    Now I found myself on this stage of life, breastfeeding. Nursing sports bra or just sports bra, I’m wearing it sometimes during my exercise sessions. But the idea of wearing two bras is a bit odd for me.

  5. Georgia /

    I find this thread very timely for me. I have been wanting to buy a support bra for quite a while but have been stalling because I didn’t know which one to get or even where to start looking.
    Fiona from Moving Comfort!
    Nike Sports Bra
    lululemon Tata Tamers
    Elomi Engergise Underwired Sports Bra.
    I plan on checking them out!
    Thanks for the info

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